nainital or almora?

#1 Nov 29th, 2005, 23:09
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We are planning to be in the mountains in late March before heading to Corbett Reserve and then home from Delhi. Do people recommend Almora or Nainital. Not wanting to trek but wanting Himalayan views. Which place has the most to offer? Which has the best accommodation and food? What should we expect for weather?
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I have not been to either, but have spoken to friends who have and am just planning a trip for my husband and friends in December.
Almora seems less commercial, great scenery and more quiet.
Nainital is crowded, and more touristy. So yes! I would Almora!
Hope this helps!
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#3 Jan 13th, 2006, 19:08
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Nainital will be too crowded during Late March. tourist season must be at it's starting. I would recommend Almora for sure. You may also go to Binsar. Stay at KMVN hotel at BInsar. At Almora also they must be having one hotel.
Visit this link, will give you some idea. http://www.kmvn.org/
However accomodation & food wise Almora can not match Nainital, as Nainital is a much bigger tourist centre. But at Almora also there will be plenty of options. If you prefer crowds then it has to be Nainital if you prefer peace then it has to be Almora / Binsar.
#4 Jan 13th, 2006, 19:44
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nainital...

We have been last april in almora and nainital. i prefer nainital. we staied at "classic hotel"- facing the lake, great hotel.

During the days we went by car to other lakes in the area.
The hotel restaurant was one of the best we ever eat in india .
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yeah, i agree with the rest of the junta. if u want a bit more of peace and quiet, go to almora. fro malmora u can go to binsar and stay there. binsar is about 30 kms from almora. but please check with kmvn if their tourist centre in binsar has rooms available. however, if u r willing to go ona bit further, i would suggest munsiyari - the ultimate non-commercal destination. it will be absolutely beautiful, and with luck u might also get some snow for skiing. also, check out for plums, apricots n hisalus. they usually ripen up in march/april.

if u wanna check the pics of tthat place, u can click on the following links...

http://community.webshots.com/user/almoraboy5

and

http://community.webshots.com/user/almoraboy6




see, nainital is a small city now. to view the himalayas, u will have to climb to snow view or naina peak. from binsar, they will be closer. from munsiyari, they will be right in front of ur face. then fro m nainital the best trekkin option i might think of is kilbury. we managed it in 1 day when i was in school (30 kms). from munsyari, there r a lot of treks to nearby lakes, etc. u cant go to milam village n glacier in march coz it will be snowed out. but u can check out the lakes etc around munsiary, wich r hidden by the forests. then u can go trekkin t kalamuni, etc. even i am thinkin of visitin these places after 25th feb. hope i am lucky to get some snow - enough for skiing near munsiary ..... happy trekkin
Trek blog over here
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#6 Jan 16th, 2006, 10:01
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How far is munsyirari from Almora. Also how far is it from Binsar? Thanks!
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Binsar is only around 30 kms from almora. many ppl go to binsar in the morning n come back by evening if they dont get a place to stay over there.

munsiary is a bit far off. it is approx 180-190 kms from lamora (by bus). i guess private jeeps take a slightly smaller route.

i had tried bot htthe ways.

while going, i reached kathgodam in the morning /9real early) by train. took a shares taxi to almora. in almora, i searched for the house of someone i knew. then i kept my lappie over there, took a bath, spent some time chatting with them and then left for taxi stand. from there i took a taxi to bageshwar (80-90 kms). reached bageshwar by 4:30 pm. had enough time to book a bed in the tourist rest centre at kmv and then roam around the town - as u can see from the pics.

then next mornng left bageshwar to munsiyari by a bus at approx 9:00 - 9:30 am. this bus comes all the way from delhi (via almora). if u wanna catch it at almora, u have to get up real early coz it leaves at around 4:30 or 5 am. it reaches munsiary by evening (4:00 - 5:00 pm).




on coming back from munsiary, i took a jeep. it waited so that the driver could go with a full load. so that tok a lot of time and it left by 11:00 am. if u come early oin the morning, u can catch the bus. the jeep left me at a place called that by around 1:30 pm. from there i was lucky to immediately catch another jeep to almora. it reached almora by around 7:00 pm (coz of many problmes on the way, even though it took a shorter route than the bus).
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#8 Jan 16th, 2006, 11:10
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As Almora Boy writes Almora to binsar is 30 kms apart. If you are looking for higher end stay in Binsar you can look for Club Mahindra but best option is KMVN guest house.
Regarding distance I am not sure about the distance between Binsar to Munsyari. Actually I had gone taken this route during my visit last Feb-Mar.
New delhi - Kathgodam - Nainital - Corbett - Binsar - Pithorgarh - Munsyari - Chaukori - Kausani - Auli - Haridwar/Rishikesh. I ahd kept car all the way from my last day stay at Nainital till I reached Auli. From Binsar to Pithorgarh is around 5- 6 hours & agains from Pithorgarh to Munsyari is 5 - 6 hours. Due to hilly areas the driving speed remains slow plus halts for Lunch & releiving.
Munsyari will def. be the best options if you love staying just NEAR THE mountians. In munsyari you can stay at Zara Resort or Wayfarer Camp. Regarding Correct distacnes or further information send an E-mail to this E-mail I.D. kmvn@yahoo.com <kmvn@yahoo.com>

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#9 Jan 19th, 2006, 07:48
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hill station

Almora will be more quiet, since you can stay outside town.
There`s a nice village 8km up the road called "kesar devi" which has some rooms for rent. the houses have great views over the valley.

But, Nainital is visually more attractive, to my taste. It`s higher and features a lake...

What I really recommend is that you take a slightly longer trip to Kausani. It`s ~3 hrs from almora, and the views of the himalaya are AWESOME.
Come to think of it, In roughly 15 months of travelling in india, this is one of my favourites.

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